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Smooth, rigid, high-end foam
Also known as
Crosslinked Polyethylene

What is XLPE Foam?

Crosslinked Polyethylene (XLPE) is made by foaming low-density polyethylene (LDPE) foam with a foaming agent.

The cells are very fine, giving XLPE it's extremely smooth feel and appearance. Custom inserts are cut with waterjets for precision. Variety of colors and densities available.

Why choose it?

  • Very firm and rigid
  • Precision cuts are possible, with water jetting
  • More heat resistant than EVA foam
  • Sheds very little particulate, which is why it's common in medical applications

Why not choose it?

  • Not flexible
  • Pricier than other foams
  • Not easily recyclable
  • May give off an odor